ROW Adventures Celebrates 10 Years of Galapagos Unbound

Galapagos Islands Vacation March, 2016

For Immediate Release: March 18, 2016

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ROW Adventures Celebrates 10 Years of Galapagos Unbound

Groundbreaking Trip Led the Way For a New Type of Adventure in the Enchanted Islands


Coeur d’Alene, ID… Ten years ago this month, ROW Adventures launched their groundbreaking and revolutionary trip to the Enchanted Islands – Galapagos Unbound. This tour, the only one in the world that allows travelers two nights of camping on the beaches inside of the Galapagos National Park, led the way for a more interactive type of Galapagos Islands tour that did not exist at the time.

ROW founder Peter Grubb first visited the Galapagos Islands in 1994 after leading a pioneering whitewater rafting trip on the Rio Upano in the Amazon Basin.

ROW Adventures Launches "Take Back Black Friday" Thanksgiving Campaign

November, 2015


Campaign encourages people to #takebackblackfriday by skipping the Black Friday shopping frenzy, and, in turn, supporting a Peruvian rafting guide's dream.


Coeur d'Alene, ID... ROW Adventures announced Friday the launch of its Take Back Black Friday campaign, a movement to take back the Friday after Thanksgiving and spend it making memories, enjoying the outdoors, and being with loved ones. To encourage people to participate, ROW will outfit Edwar Pumacayo (from Peru) which will enable him to start his own rafting company.

Inspired by Edwar's story, REI's announcement and ROW Adventures' mission of "Sharing Nature ~ Enriching Lives" - founder Peter Grubb decided it is time to take a stand on the shopping madness that ensues on the Friday after Thanksgiving, even in the travel industry. Grubb's revelation came as he listened to ROW sales and marketing director Brad Moss tell a story about his recent trip in Peru, where he rafted down the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley (read the full revelation letter here:

River Dance Lodge Now Open For 2014 Season

Idaho Adventure Lodge April, 2014


KOOSKIA, Idaho (April 29, 2013) – River Dance Lodge, Idaho’s outdoor adventure resort and winner of TripAdvisor®’s 2012 Certificate of Excellence, is now open for the 2014 season.

With eight custom log cabins and three “glamping” tents, River Dance Lodge is able to accommodate more than 65 guests at a given time, making it an ideal location for a family reunion, wedding, honeymoon, or business retreat.

“We’re anticipating a great season,” said Ryan Moore, River Dance Lodge adventure consultant. “We’re excited to host guests from across the country while contributing to our local economy. We hire locally, use locally-grown ingredients in our restaurant, and we actively support local river preservation work.”

Located in Kooskia, Idaho, River Dance Lodge overlooks the Clearwater River, one of the first rivers designated “Wild and Scenic” by Congress in 1968. The lodge partners with ROW Adventures, an award-winning adventure travel company based in Coeur d’Alene, to offer guests guided fly fishing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and hiking tours of the area.

Along with lodging and activities, casual dining is available in the Syringa Cafe, located among the lodges. Brand new gourmet dishes have been added to this year’s menu, as well as a variety of local wine and microbrews.  

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp To Open In Namibia

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp April, 2014


Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (April 23, 2014) – ROW Adventures is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new adventure camp on the Skeleton Coast in Namibia, Africa.

After natural fires ruined the original Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp in 2012, safari travelers have been anticipating the construction and grand opening of a new lodge in the area.

The new Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, located 56 miles southeast of the previous camp, is set to open on August 1, 2014.

To celebrate the grand opening, ROW Adventures is offering a special promotional rate to families traveling with children. From August 1, 2014 to January 10, 2015, a four-day safari based from the camp is just $200 (ages 6 through 16). That’s a 65-percent discount.  

The Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp a gem amongst rugged, iconic, wildlife-filled terrain. Nestled in a valley at the confluence of two tributaries of the Hoanib River, the tranquility and stunning landscape is awe-inspiring. The camp is located in one of the most remote areas of the Kaokoveld, between the Palmwag area and the iconic Skeleton Coast National Park in Namibia.

Choose Your Own Adventure: ROW Adventures Announces Fifth Annual Adventure Tuesday™

ROW Adventures Videos November, 2013

ROW Adventures to offer discount deals on best-sellers and brand new trips.


COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (November 2013) —ROW Adventures today announced that Adventure Tuesday™ will begin at 9:00 am Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.

Deemed the “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday” of adventure travel, ROW Adventures is giving travelers the opportunity to choose their own adventure, offering sizable discounts on four trips. The company named the “World’s Best Tour Operator” by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2012, has been busy exploring innovative new trips throughout the past year, and is excited to offer brand new itineraries alongside best-selling classics.

At this time, the deals to be offered are top secret. However, for exclusive sneak peeks, adventurous travelers are encouraged to follow ROW Adventures on Facebook ( and Twitter (@ROWadventures). They can also get a preview of trips that might be in store by watching ROW’s brand new series of YouTube videos (

4 Winter Adventures Off The Beaten Path

September, 2013


COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (September 24, 2013)--Whether the cold, crisp air has you yearning for the sun’s embrace or strapping on skis, ROW Adventures can help you escape. From snorkeling in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez to ringing in the new year with penguins in Antarctica, here are four trips to take this winter:

The Best In Family Adventures Just Got Better - ROW Introduces Family "Beer" Tasting Trip

April, 2013
Like ales and lagers of micro-breweries, no two root beers are alike. ROW Adventures introduces a family twist to their popular Craft & Raft™ adventure on the Rogue River.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho – A new and innovative spin on their Craft & Raft™ adventure, ROW Adventures' "Family" Craft & Raft™ trip marries the thrill of whitewater rafting on Oregon's Rogue River with exclusive beverage tasting for adults and kids alike. Adults sample a number of delicious craft beers from Oregon breweries, each paired with hors d'oeuvres that complement and enhance the flavors of the brew. Kids get to do just the same with specialty crafted root beer from regional breweries.
"Two things set our trip apart from the other craft beer trips in the area," explains Peter Grubb, founder of ROW Adventures, "First, we have Ginger Johnson, enthusiastic beer specialist and owner of Women Enjoy Beer, come along with beer, food pairings, and knowledge. Secondly, we've decided that these specialty trips should not only be fun if you are over twenty-one!"
The Pacific Northwest is the self-proclaimed king of micro-breweries and there are more than a dozen brands of root beer in the region as well. With variations in flavor distinctions, carbonation, and sweetness, each root beer brand (like beer) is unique.
So, what makes root beer taste like root beer? Here are the basic components:

Give Experiences, Not Things, This Holiday Season - ROW Introduces Adventure Tuesday

November, 2012

This holiday season, give the gift of experience, adventure, and memories that last a lifetime. Playing on the craze of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, for the fourth year ROW Adventures will extend their movement of "Adventure Tuesday™" that offers one-time, limited quantity deals to quick-dialingadventure travelers from all over the world.


Travel + Leisure Names World's Best Tour Operator - ROW Adventures

July, 2012
Travel + Leisure Names ROW Adventures the #1 Tour Operator in 2012 World’s Best Awards Readers’ Survey.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (July 10, 2012) – ROW Adventures was named the #1 Tour Operator by Travel + Leisure readers in the 2012 World’s Best Awards survey.  
Each year, Travel + Leisure asks its readers to take part in the travel industry‘s most prestigious survey called the World’s Best Awards.  Readers rate airlines, hotels, destinations, and tour operators, among others. Readers were asked to rate tour operators on the following criteria: staff/guides, itineraries/destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and value.  On July 6, 2011, Travel + Leisure announced that ROW Adventures separated itself from the world’s most renowned tour operators, standing alone as #1 on the list of Top Tour Operations with an overall score of 97.97 out of a possible 100. It was the highest ranking in any category.

Rafting Companies Join Forces "For the Cure" of Breast Cancer!

July, 2010
Around the nation, rafting companies are fighting breast cancer with Raft for the Cure events that support the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
COEUR D'ALENE, ID, July 17, 2010 -- ROW Adventures, an Idaho-based adventure travel company, is hosting their third annual breast cancer awareness fund-raising event August 8th, 2010 on the Clark Fork River. The first two events have generated buzz and large donations for the Coeur d'Alene affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In Spokane, Washington, ROW Adventures also hosted their first Raft for the Cure on the Spokane River in June of this year, an event that sold out in just a few weeks.
"We've been so pleased with the local reception received for a unique event like this," said Peter Grubb, founder of ROW Adventures. "It's an opportunity to float a beautiful stretch of river with friends and family, knowing that half the trip price will help fight breast cancer in our local communities. Cancer has impacted the lives of so many, it's important we all do all we can to help. I'm so happy to support these events on both the Spokane and Clark Fork rivers and look forward to do so for years to come."
ROW Adventures first received the idea of this event from their friends on the other side of the states, Class VI, a whitewater rafting company in West Virginia that has hosted a Raft for the Cure the last 10 years on the New River Gorge. Their event will be held on August 21st.